Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout event Saturday, July 7 for the July session of the Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program, an exciting and challenging two-week training session open to aspiring lifeguards between the ages of 13 and 15.

The tryout will take place at 7 a.m. on Quietwater Beach and will consist of an approximately 400-yard open water swim in waist-deep water, followed by a one-mile run on the sand. Applicants must attend the tryout to be considered for the program.

The program cost is $200 per person. Applicants accepted into the program must pay on the day of the tryout with a check or money order (credit cards or cash are not accepted). A parent must be present at the tryout.

During the program on Casino Beach, junior lifeguards will learn about ocean rescue and medical care, participate in rescue drills, shadow Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and enjoy beach recreation time. The July session will take place July 16-28, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.